Will you go to heaven when you die?
I can’t think of a more important question to ask you than this one. I’m not asking whether you have enough food, or whether you have children that behave well, or not, or whether you have a good wife or husband, or not, whether you have enough money or a good job, or a happy life. These things are not necessarily unimportant or peripheral things in our lives. However, I am more concerned about the state of your soul. Too long you have put the topic of God and eternity out of your mind. I want to know whether your soul is right with God. Are you right with God? Do you have peace with God? If you die tonight are you sure you will be with God and see his glory in heaven? Do you have the favor of God on your life? Or are you running away from Him? Are you living for yourself? For your own happiness, for your own pleasure and comfort? Is your life centered around God or around money and possessions or alcohol and parties or your own self?
The Scriptures say, “we all are like sheep, we have all gone our own way” (Isaiah 53:6). The Scriptures, the Bible, reveal that we are spiritually dead in our sins, we are dead to God and alive to our sins (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible says, those who are in the flesh, those who are controlled by the sinful nature, cannot please God (Romans 8:7). You see, the world has a pattern, and those of the world are following its pattern, its ways. Those who are of the world are enemies of God. Those who love the world, does not have the love of God in them. Those who love the world, those who are lovers of themselves and pleasure, those who are preoccupied with what money can buy, will perish. Jesus said, we cannot serve God and money at the same time. We will either love the one and despise the other (Matthew 6:19-24). Unless you understand that you were created by God and for God life will never make sense to you. You are not here on earth, to become the best version of yourself, you were created on earth for God, to know Him, love Him, fear Him, worship Him, obey Him and to trust in Him (Deuteronomy 10; Matthew 22:36-40).
Your heart will remain restless unless it finds rest in God (Saint Augustine). You will remain unsatisfied and without hope unless you find hope in God. The Bible makes it clear, that we all have sinned against God (Romans 3:23) and because of our rebellion and sins (lies, idolatry, covetousness, thefts, blasphemies etc) we deserve God’s justice (Romans 2:1-10). And his justice demands that we die, die in this life, and die for eternity in hell. God is holy and cannot have union with sinners who hate Him. The Bible says, “the punishment of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), and “the soul that sins must die” (Ezekiel 18:20). Someone needs to tell you this. Unless you find peace with God, unless you get right with God, your sins will drag you to hell, and God will condemn you to die forever in hell(Revelation 20:11-15). Hell is a place of suffering, a place of outer darkness, where people will be in agony, where there will be no rest, and where the fire to torment them will never be quenched (Mark 9:41-49). All who refuse to come to Christ and be saved will gothere and God’s just sentence will be executed on them.
Here follows the good news. The Bible says, “the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ” (Romans 6:23). And “God so loved the world that He gave Jesus Christ that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). God made a way, through Jesus Christ, for you to escape the horrors of hell, and to have peace with God, for your sins to be forgiven, and for you to be right with God. 2000 years ago God sent Jesus Christ into this world. He lived in Israel. He was born of a virgin. He was God in human form, and He lived a life of perfection, he never sinned, (2 Corinthians 5:21). And after he performed many miracles, he gave his life as a sacrifice, to die in the place of sinners like you and I, and then after paying for our sins, he rose from the dead, conquering death, Satan and sin, and now He offers eternal life and forgiveness of sins for all who would turn (repent) from their sins and trust in Him alone for salvation. I urge you come to Christ and believe in His promise. You will not perish, but live if you come to Him and believe in Christ (John 7:37).
Come today, before it is too late, and let your sins be washed away!